Barbra Dillon, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief

Barbra Dillon, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief

 

Sweethearts of the GalaxyLook!  It's a bird!  It's a plane!  It's the Sweethearts of the Galaxy!  If you are as big of a fan of cosplay as I am, you will not want to miss the Kickstarter campaign for Sweethearts of the Galaxy, a new web series starring well-known cosplayers Kit Quinn and Tallest Silver (a.k.a. Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy) which celebrates costume play, and its avid participants, in all of their glory.  In the series, Quinn and Silver will portray Katelyn (Trinity Infinity) and Silvia (Element 47), two cosplayers enjoying their convention experience until a nasty head injury convinces Katelyn that she is, in fact, a superhero!  (Whether actual superpowers will accompany this new identity remains to be seen. Viewers must stay tuned to the web series!)  If you have ever wished that your bed sheet cape magically transformed you into a real superhero, then this is the web series for you!

Olga BatgirlThe following is an interview with animation and storyboard artist Olga Ulanova.  In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Ulanova about how she began her career in art, how she is able to tell stories through animation and storyboarding, and which animated TV shows on which she is currently working.

This interview was conducted on March 11, 2013.

 

WonderCon logoDear Fanboy Comics Readers:

The FBC staff is very excited to be exhibiting at WonderCon Anaheim next weekend, alongside a number of other talented independent creators!  Taking place from March 29-31, at the Anaheim Convention Center, the annual event is a celebration of comic books and pop culture that showcases the exceptional works of talented writers, artists, illustrators, and creators of all pop culture genres.  Throughout the weekend, we will be reporting live from the convention floor, providing you with the coolest interviews, commentaries, screening details, and photos!

Fans in attendance will have a chance to stop by the Fanboy Comics booth (SP-52 in the Small Press section) to meet the creators of the graphic novels Something Animal and Identity Thief and to pick up their very own signed copies.  Attendees will also be able to purchase the official Fanboy Comics t-shirt, so that they can show their geek pride in style.

TheHobbit-BloggerWINNER ANNOUNCED BELOW!


Dear Fanboy Comics Readers:

With the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Blu-ray and DVD today, Warner Bros. has generously provided Fanboy Comics with a copy of the Blu-ray Combo Pack to give away to our loyal readers. 

J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic adventure follows the journey of Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an amazing quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Sorcerers. 

Happy Pi Day 2013!

 

Pi DayTangent. Secant. Cosine. Sine. 3.14159. Go, Pi Day!

That's right, FBC readers!  Today is Pi Day, which is celebrated every March 14th all over the world. (March is the third month, hence the date is 3/14).  Pi is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159. 

 

The Big Bang Theory PaleyThe Paley Center for Media is currently celebrating the 30th anniversary of its highly successful and critically acclaimed PaleyFest, the annual television festival that honors “rich and diverse programming and the creative process behind the medium.”  Last night’s installment of the festival featured the cast and producers of The Big Bang Theory, the highest-rated situation comedy on television, which features four overachieving scientists in their quest for knowledge (and their socially awkward adventures in between).  Hosted in front of a sold-out audience in the Saban Theater of Beverly Hills, CA, the PaleyFest panel succeeded in entertaining fans nationwide by way of The Paley Center’s partnership with Fathom Events, which offered a live broadcast of the event to more than 525 movie theatres across the US.

Iron Man 3Good news, aspiring inventors!  The day has come for you to become the next Tony Stark (minus the "billionaire playboy philanthropist" part . . . )!  Discovery Science Center, Broadcom Foundation, Marvel Studios, Visa Signature, and El Capitan Theatre are joining together to host the nationwide Iron Man 3: Inventor and Innovator Fair!

STRIPPEDIf you are reading this article, then chances are that you grew up anxiously awaiting the moment when your parents would relinquish the comics section of the newspaper.  Garfield, Calvin & Hobbes, The Family Circus, Beetle Bailey . . . all of these and more provided hours of delight each week when we got our hands on the funny papers.  While these titles have expanded in their own right, often being collected into hardcover volumes and trades, print newspapers are quickly becoming non-existent as news media (and cartoons) move toward the digital age.  While we may be thankful that this new digital frontier has provided us with countless webcomics to enjoy, one can only wonder what will befall the newspaper cartoonists that we have idolized for all of these years.  Unwilling to allow that question to go unanswered, cartoonist Dave Kellett (Sheldon, Drive, How to Make Webcomics) and Frederick Schroeder (twice-nominated Sundance  cinematographer) have set out to create STRIPPED, a documentary that brings together the world's best cartoonists to talk about the art form they love, and what happens to it as newsprint fades away.

Iron Man 3 postserGood news, Iron Man fans!  Yahoo recently released its latest trailer for Iron Man 3 for your viewing pleasure!

SuperGrammar NationalGrammarDay 01WINNER ANNOUNCED!


Dear Fanboy Comics Readers:

It's National Grammar Day!  In order to support and celebrate the importance of good grammar, the creators of 

Super Grammar (the all-ages guide to good grammar featuring fun and colorful superheroes and supervillains) have generously provided the FBC crew with a very special collection of Super Grammar posters for our readers!  For today only, fans of the exciting and educational book will have the chance to win a set of 11" x 17" posters featuring the Super Grammar Super-teams: 1) The Completion Team, 2) The Amazing Eight, 4) The Super Symbols, and 4) The Sabotage Squad (pictured below).

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